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Battle of the sexes: Bank of Thailand way ahead of Fed

Thai central bank named its first woman chief in 2006; 31 of its 60 top execs and over half of all staff are women

Published Tue, Nov 25, 2014 · 09:50 PM

Bangkok

JANET Yellen's appointment as Federal Reserve chair this year was hailed as another step toward gender equality. How about a central bank where women outnumber men?

This is the Bank of Thailand (BOT), which runs monetary policy in South-east Asia's second-largest economy and has 31 women among its 60 top executives. Thailand named its first female central bank governor in 2006 and its first female assistant governor back in 1966.

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